Editorials

John Connolly

March 1, 2013
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In Eastie John Connolly has always received tremendous support, but voters will now have to decide who their loyalty rests with if Mayor Thomas Menino announces he’s in for another term. Last time around, Connolly topped the at-Large ticket with 1,183 and in 2009 he topped the ticket in the city with 51,308 and...

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Eastie Watch: East Boston Democratic Caucus

March 1, 2013
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East Boston Democrats will hold a Democratic Caucus to select 2013 Convention Delegates on March 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Paris Street Community Center. The purpose of the caucus is to pick convention delegates to nominate candidates for 2013 U.S. Senate Democratic primary. All registered Democrats in East Boston are eligible to participate...

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The Cold Temperatures

February 20, 2013
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We were spoiled after last week’s balmy temperatures.  We agree that the Blizzard of 2013 was not much fun especially if you had to do the snow shoveling, but the temperatures last week were enjoyable.  But Sunday and Monday came and back into the deep freeze we went. Of course for many of us,...

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We Can Bet You, Menino is Not Happy

February 13, 2013
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The stories coming out about the plowing of city streets in East Boston has residents fuming and rightfully so. Howeverprobably no one is more upset than Mayor Thomas Menino. Menino has always prided himself in taking care of the details involving residential services and life in Boston.  Whether it be by walking the streets...

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David Nunes

February 6, 2013
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David Nunes, the Milford casino developer, recently let the world know just what he thinks of Eastie. During an interview with MassLive.com, Nunes said while he’s a fan of Boston and that a casino should be built in a place “that people are not afraid when they go into a parking garage during the...

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Menino’s Coalition Against Guns

February 6, 2013
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Talking about the United States and its policies during civil rights former President Jimmy Carter once remarked that “once that change was made, a very simple but difficult change, no one in his right mind would want to go back to circumstances prior to that juncture in the development of our nation’s society”. It...

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Congrats to the New Chamber President, Board and Officers

February 6, 2013
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The East Boston Times would like to congratulate all those installed to the East Boston Chamber of Commerce last week. These men and woman volunteer their time in order to make Eastie more prosperous and a better place to live, work and raise a family. A special congrats to Diane Modica who was installed...

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The Way of the Future

January 30, 2013
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In the days before Proposition 2 ½ crippled local cities and towns, the thought of having private funds being raised to maintain and improve public recreational spaces would have been considered ludicrous.  However as the expression goes: that was then and this is now. What brings this to mind is the recent positive local...

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A Well Deserved Tribute: Presentation by Vets to Rep. Basile is a Fitting Recognition of His Fine Work

January 23, 2013
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The presentation by the Massachusetts Veterans Service Officers Association to State Representative Carlo Basile as the group’s Legislator of the Year last week for his work for veterans across the state was a well deserved honor. Rep. Basile’s efforts on behalf of our veterans have been second to none. His bill to provide financial...

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Remembering Rev. King: A Man Who Stood Up for the Rights of Everybody

January 23, 2013
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For those of us of a certain age, it is hard to imagine that 2013 will mark 45 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis while he was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Recalling the news of his murder still brings chills and a deep sense...

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